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Perivale - house fire

03/11/2016 20:12
House or flat fire

Firefighters were called to a blaze at a house in Perivale after it was hit by a stray firework for the second time in less than a week.

Crews were first called to the house in Devon Close on Saturday evening after a rocket landed in the rear garden and caused a severe fire.

The Brigade was called to the property again on Thursday evening after a neighbour saw smoke coming from the roof.

Four fire engines and 21 firefighters and officers attended and found a small fire in the damaged roof space.

The Brigade’s fire investigation team believe the second fire was also caused by a lit firework landing in the open roof space and igniting materials inside.

With Bonfire Night approaching, the Brigade is urging people to attend organised displays. People who wish to use fireworks at private parties are urged to follow the firework safety code.

Firework safety code

  • Only buy fireworks marked with the British Standard Kitemark BS7114 Don't drink alcohol if setting off fireworks
  • Keep fireworks in a closed box and always follow the instructions carefully when using them
  • Light them at arms length using a taper and stand well back
  • Never go back to them once they are lit. Even if a firework hasn't gone off, it could still explode
  • Never throw fireworks and never put them in your pocket
  • Respect your neighbours – don’t let off fireworks late at night and remember there are laws to follow
  • Take care with sparklers – never give them to children under five. Even when they have gone out they are still hot so put sparklers in a bucket of water after use
  • Keep your pets indoors throughout the evening

The Brigade was called at 2012 and the fire was under control at 2134. Fire crews from Wembley, Park Royal and Northolt fire stations attended the scene.